** Updated Aug 20 2011: Pictures added, Groupset composition was a mess, cleaned up and properly WW'd, Total weights redone and grand totals put in with grand total savings **
I'm a Triathlete in my early 30ties. Mostly, I train for 70.3(½IM) and IM races and don't do OD/Sprints, unless its really convinient to get to and/or do one. I've done Tri seriously for little over a year now. Goal is to improve from an Ok AG athlete to a topend AG athlete. PB on the 180 km's is 5:21 in IM and 185 km's in strong sidewinds and dust rain in 5:40.
I don't do roadie training due to not having cash for a nice roadie other than my TT bike for Tri and I don't do roadie/TT races because I hate UCI rules. MTB is something I might do later down the line but mostly for fun, probably not for racing or WW'ing a MTB, because I frankly know very little about MTB so maybe in a few years time.
I mainly train Triathlon cause I like eating alot of good food while training my ass off and being buzy in general. I like the bike segment a whole alot and I commited myself to trying to get an Ultimate TT Tri only bike. This not only means shedding weight, but also to make sure its aero, stiff and just comfortable enough to wanna ride it nonstop for 180-200(Abu Dhabi) kms.
The goal with creating a WW profile and posting here is to get the absolute topend-bike-part experts to comment on my TT upgrade plans and with you guys evolve my bike from its now nearly stock state towards a green rocket. The timeframe for getting the parts and stuff is 2 years from now, so September 2013 if all goes well and I don't lose my job or crash and die etc.
Nuff bout me, the bike as it stands today:
Quintana Roo CD0.1 2010 stock
Edit: Stock = http://www.evanscycles.com/products/qui ... e-ec024074
+ CSN XL50 Carbon Tub wheels on Conti Sprinter Gatorskins for training and race(Yeah I know its Crr is hiiiigh, but few flats during training motivated me more for IM number 1)
(Front wheel is 679-680g(kitchen gram scale, 2kg, 1gram intervals, with screw, without tubular, unglued), Rear is (not weighed yet and tubulared atm so not bothering), guess-stimate is 1800g total)
+ Stem replaced by Syntace F139 17degree(139g) for fitting at Retül fitter.
+ Xlab Superwing with 2xGorilla(162g = 86g + 2x38g)
+ Speedfil drinkingsystem(298g for complete system)
Weight atm is just a touch over 9,0kg's, I'm still waiting for that Kern HDB 10K10 which is max 10kg and 10grams intervals, hanging scale, seems like the optimal bike part weight for big parts, so the 9,0kgs is based on bathroom scale with me contra me+bike and 100gram intervals.
The expansion plan in rough numbers and with the weight I could predict(I'm probably missing something in the weight count, please tell me if you spot something):
: QR CD 0.1 2010 Frame
, QR CD0.1 Seatpost
, FSA Orbit IS2 Headset
(80g), total weight estimated 1295g (for my size ML)
: Zipp 404 FC Carbon Clincher front+back, 1531g for set
: Hed Corsair E, 530g, +30g for tape
0175g Barend Shifters
: Sram R2C Aero, 175g
: Syntace F139 17degree, 139g(required 17degree for fit, hope fit can be kept with adjustment to handlebars)
0071g Front Deraileur
: Sram Red 2010, front derailer
0143g Rear Deraileur
: Sram Red 2010, rear derailor
: Sram Red 2010, OG-1090 cassette
: Sram adviced chain for Red, Sram PC 1091R, 257g
0128g Gear Cables
: Sram Red 2010 shiftercables, Gore RideOn Shift Cables
0059g Chainring 1
: Sram Red, 42t/130BCD chainring, weight is guesstimated, 39t/130BCD is 55g
0165g Chainring 2
: Sram Red TT 2011, solid 54t/130BCD chainrings compatible with Sram Red chainset, 165g
0090g Bottom Bracket
: Enduro Zero Ceramic, Grade 3, rumored to wears out fast, but I will only use the bike on tarmac so should be Ok, 90g
(0492g) Mutually Exclusive A1: Chainset
: Sram Red 2010, 170 mm 39/53, BB30 edition, 492g = 637g - 90g Chainring2(53) - 55g Chainring1(39)
(0436g) Mutually Exclusive A2: Chainset
: FSA K-Force Light Double BB30, comes with own ceramic BB, 432g = 612g - 90g Chainring2(53) - 55g Chainring1(39) - 90g Enduro Bottom Bracket + 53g K-Force Ceramic BB
0116g Brake levers
: Sram TT 990 brake levers, 116g
: TRP Brakes, 260g, I assume this is with brake cables but dunno.
: Stock QR unless uncomfortable, didn't happen last IM, ca 260g(fitted so not touched/weighed yet)
: 2xBontrager R4 tires with Latex inner tubes, 588g = 2*164g tires + 2*130g tubes
0050g Power Meter
: Garmin Vector, power meter pedals, 50g, Look Keo(assumed, unknown for now)(released March 2012)
: Garmin 310XT headunit(64g on kitchen scale) on Quick Release mount(assumed to weigh 8g)
Total weight 6,602g
(assuming A1 and that I'm not missing something vital, brake cables maybe)
Ready and loaded for T1 on an IM distance: 7,783g
= 6,602 grams + 1,181g(assuming the lightweight optimized A2+B3 package from my post below). Thats a grand total of 9,450g + 2,557g = 12,007g - 7,783g = 4,224g worth of weight saved! I'd say that's worth pursuing
In all in Excel I got this longterm plan to £3883(subject to massive change ofc) but realistically doable over 2 years.
The performance goal is to get my body is shape for 4:45 for 180 and then hopefully the parts on the bike will get me closer and closer towards 4:30.